I HEART RHODE ISLAND
Be in the audience Wednesday when Westerly native Roberta Mudge Humble, the author of “I Am Rhode Island" and assorted other games and books, drops by Savoy Bookshop & Café to host an evening full of Rhode Island pride. Humble's presentation will feature photos of Rhode Island and a quiz with prizes from the bookstore. The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.
JOIN THE LEAGUE
Listen to members of the League of Women Voters of South County on Wednesday as they discuss the recent league-sponsored program, "How does the Census Count You?" and learn how Rhode Island could lose one of its two seats in the House of Representatives as a result of the 2020 census. The meeting, which will be held at the Dime Bank, 131 Franklin Ave. in Westerly, is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m.
HEAR STONINGTON SING
Hear the Stonington Singers, students in grades 5 through 8 at Mystic Middle School, perform their Winter Concert on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington. The performance is conducted by Ellen Effman-Gilbert. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.
Catch a flute and piano recital Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and hear John Graham play flute and bass flute in the auditorium of the library, 44 Broad St. in Westerly. Admission is free. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.
Listen to historian Paul Goodwin give a talk about the gold rush Thursday at 6 p.m. at the La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington. The talk is sponsored by the Stonington Historical Society. For more information, visit stoningtonhistory.org.
GET TO KNOW THE CAMPUS
Join hike leader John Lanik Thursday at 10 a.m. at the University of Rhode Island's Keaney parking lot, on Keany Road in Kingston, when the Westerly Land Trust leads a tour of the University of Rhode Island’s main campus. For more information, visit westerlylandtrust.org or call 401-783-4932.
Learn all about orchids Thursday at 6:30 p.m. when the Mystic Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut, hosts a talk by Dr. Joseph Benedict, an orchid expert, in the undercroft of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. For more information, call 860-245-5257 or visit mysticwomansclub.org.
BACK TO STONINGTON
Head to the Borough Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. for an exhibit opening at the La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington. The center will host an opening reception for the January and February exhibit, “A New England Perspective” by members of the Ninigret Art Guild. The show features an array of landscapes in various artistic styles and media. The exhibit will run through the end of February. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.
MEET A MERRILL FELLOW
Meet Merrill Fellow Sigrid Nunez Saturday at 5 p.m. Nunez will read from her work and a reception and book signing will follow the reading. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org or jamesmerrillhouse.org.
SEE THE BEEHIVE QUEEN
Boogey on over to the Knickerbocker Café on Saturday at 8 p.m. and dance the night away to the tunes of Christine Ohlman, vocalist of the Saturday Night Live Band, who'll perform with Rebel Montez. Singer/songwriter Matt York will open the show. Tickets are $10. For tickets or more information, visit knickmusic.com or call 401-315-5070.
— Nancy Burns-Fusaro